Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2009

Submission deadline:
November 6, 2009


Recent Publications

Abdel-Kader K, Myaskovsky L, Karpov I, Shah J, Hess R, Dew MA, Unruh M. Individual quality of life in chronic kidney disease: influence of age and dialysis modality. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;4:711-8.

Anderson WG, Arnold RM, Angus DC, Bryce CL. Passive decision-making preference is associated with anxiety and depression in relatives of patients in the intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2009;24:249-54.

Anthony DL, Herndon MB, Gallagher PM, Barnato AE, Bynum JP, Gottlieb DJ, Fisher ES, Skinner JS. How much do patients' preferences contribute to resource use? Health Aff (Millwood). 2009;28:864-73.

Arke ET, Primack BA. Quantifying media literacy: development, reliability, and validity of a new measure. Educ Media Int. 2009;46:53-65.

Aspinall SL, Good CB, Metlay JP, Mor MK, Fine MJ. Antibiotic prescribing for presumed nonbacterial acute respiratory tract infections. Am J Emerg Med. 2009;27:544-51.

Bae KT, Tao C, Zhu F, Bost JE, Chapman AB, Grantham JJ, Torres VE, Guay-Woodford LM, Meyers CM, Bennett WM; Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease. MRI-based kidney volume measurements in ADPKD: reliability and effect of gadolinium enhancement. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;4:719-25.

Barnato AE, Anthony DL, Skinner J, Gallagher PM, Fisher ES. Racial and ethnic differences in preferences for end-of-life treatment. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:695-701.

Beigi RH, Bunge K, Song Y, Lee BY. Epidemiologic and economic effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:983-91.

Borrero S, Schwarz EB, Reeves MF, Bost JE, Creinin MD, Ibrahim SA. Does vasectomy explain the difference in tubal sterilization rates between black and white women? Fertil Steril. 2009;91:1642-5.

Bump GM, Dandu M, Kaufman SR, Shojania KG, Flanders SA. How complete is the evidence for thromboembolism prophylaxis in general medicine patients? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hosp Med. 2009;4:289-97.

Chandra D, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Race/ethnicity differences in the inpatient management of acute asthma in the United States. Chest. 2009;135:1527-34.

Chang JC, Buranosky R, Dado D, Cluss P, Hawker L, Rothe E, McNeil M, Scholle SH. Helping women victims of intimate partner violence: comparing the approaches of two health care settings. Violence Vict. 2009;24:193-203.

Dyrbye L, Cumyn A, Day H, Heflin M. A qualitative study of physicians' experiences with online learning in a master's degree program: benefits, challenges, and proposed solutions. Med Teach. 2009;31:e40-6.

Eggers SL, Myaskovsky L, Burkitt KH, Tolerico ML, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Boninger ML. A preliminary model of wheelchair service delivery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009;90:1030-8.

Ehlenbach WJ, Barnato AE, Curtis JR, Kreuter W, Koepsell TD, Deyo RA, Stapleton RD. Epidemiologic study of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:22-31.

Gellad WF, Detsky AS, Choudhry NK. Implications of recent clinical trials on pay-for-performance. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:864-7.

Golinko MS, Clark S, Rennert R, Flattau A, Boulton AJ, Brem H. Wound emergencies: the importance of assessment, documentation, and early treatment using a wound electronic medical record. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2009;55:54-61.

Grady D, Sawaya GF, Johnson KC, Koltun W, Hess R, Vittinghoff E, Kristof M, Tagliaferri M, Cohen I, Ensrud KE. MF101, a selective estrogen receptor beta modulator for the treatment of menopausal hot flushes: a phase II clinical trial. Menopause. 2009;16:458-65.

Hasley PB, Arnold RM. Summative evaluation on the hospital wards. What do faculty say to learners? Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2009;14:431-9.

Hess R, Conroy MB, Ness R, Bryce CL, Dillon S, Chang CH, Matthews KA. Association of lifestyle and relationship factors with sexual functioning of women during midlife. J Sex Med. 2009;6:1358-68.

Hicks GE, Morone N, Weiner DK. Degenerative lumbar disc and facet disease in older adults: prevalence and clinical correlates. Spine. 2009;34:1301-6.

Kennifer SL, Alexander SC, Pollak KI, Jeffreys AS, Olsen MK, Rodriguez KL, Arnold RM, Tulsky JA. Negative emotions in cancer care: do oncologists' responses depend on severity and type of emotion? Patient Educ Couns. 2009;76:51-6.

King JT Jr, Tsevat J, Roberts MS. Cognitive impairment and preferences for current health. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009;7:1 (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-7-1).

King JT Jr, Tsevat J, Roberts MS. Impact of the scale upper anchor on health state preferences. Med Decis Making. 2009;29:257-66.

Larochelle MR, Rodriguez KL, Arnold RM, Barnato AE. Hospital staff attributions of the causes of physician variation in end-of-life treatment intensity. Palliat Med. 2009;23:460-70.

Lee BY, Ercius AK, Smith KJ. A predictive model of the economic effects of an influenza vaccine adjuvant for the older adult (age 65 and over) population. Vaccine. 2009;27:2251-7.

Lee BY, Mehrotra A, Burns RM, Harris KM. Alternative vaccination locations: who uses them and can they increase flu vaccination rates? Vaccine. 2009;27:4252-6.

Lewis CE, McTigue KM, Burke LE, Poirier P, Eckel RH, Howard BV, Allison DB, Kumanyika S, Pi-Sunyer FX. Mortality, health outcomes, and body mass index in the overweight range. A science advisory from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009;119:3263-71.

Lin CY, Farrell MH, Lave JR, Angus DC, Barnato AE. Organizational determinants of hospital end-of-life treatment intensity. Med Care. 2009;47:524-30.

Moore CG, Lipsitz SR, Addy CL, Hussey JR, Fitzmaurice G, Natarajan S. Logistic regression with incomplete covariate data in complex survey sampling: application of reweighted estimating equations. Epidemiology. 2009;20:382-90.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Factors associated with osteoporosis screening and recommendations for osteoporosis screening in older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:585-91.

O’Brien SH, Smith KJ. Using thrombophilia testing to determine anticoagulation duration in pediatric thrombosis is not cost-effective. J Pediatr. 2009;155:100-4.

Porensky EK, Dew MA, Karp JF, Skidmore E, Rollman BL, Shear MK, Lenze EJ. The burden of late-life generalized anxiety disorder: effects on disability, health-related quality of life, and health care utilization. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;17:473-82.

Primack BA, Kraemer KL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2009;44:722-39.

Radeos MS, Cydulka RK, Rowe BH, Barr RG, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Validation of self-reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2009;27:191-6.

Reade MC, Yende S, D’Angelo G, Kong L, Kellum JA, Barnato AE, Milbrandt EB, Dooley C, Mayr FB, Weissfeld L, Angus DC; Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis Investigators. Differences in immune response may explain lower survival among older men with pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:1655-62.

Renaud B, Labarère J, Coma E, Santin A, Hayon J, Gurgui M, Camus N, Roupie E, Hémery F, Hervé J, Salloum M, Fine MJ, Brun-Buisson C. Risk stratification of early admission to the intensive care unit of patients with no major criteria of severe community-acquired pneumonia: development of an international prediction rule. Crit Care. 2009;13:R54 (doi:10.1186/cc7781).

Reynolds JC, Callaway CW, El Khoudary SR, Moore CG, Alvarez RJ, Rittenberger JC. Review of a large clinical series. Coronary angiography predicts improved outcome following cardiac arrest: propensity-adjusted analysis. J Intensive Care Med. 2009;24:179-86.

Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH. Some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009;70:426-35.

Schwarz EB, Ray RM, Stuebe AM, Allison MA, Ness RB, Freiberg MS, Cauley JA. Duration of lactation and risk factors for maternal cardiovascular disease. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:974-82.

Sevick MA, Miller GD, Loeser RF, Williamson JD, Messier SP. Cost-effectiveness of exercise and diet in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009;41:1167-74.

Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS. Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Vaccine. 2009;27:3159-64.

Spagnoletti CL, Bui T, Fischer GS, Gonzaga AM, Rubio DM, Arnold RM. Implementation and evaluation of a Web-based communication skills learning tool for training internal medicine interns in patient-doctor communication. J Commun Healthcare. 2009;2:159-72.

Trussell J, Schwarz EB, Guthrie K. Obesity and oral contraceptive pill failure. Contraception. 2009;79:334-8.

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